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 Post subject: Western digital locked HDD disk
PostPosted: December 7th, 2017, 8:56 
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Hi all,
I have an Asus EEE PC 1005P with a western digital sata disk WD1600BEVT-80A23T0. I never protected the HDD with pass but now it seems it's locked. The bios shows protection by user and master passwd. I tried mhdd and hdparm with the master password publicly available WDCWDC..... But didn't work. hdparm show the disk is locked and security high enabled. I want to unlock the disk without erase data. What do you recommend? I read about dump a bin file to check the passwd but I don't know how. Maybe extract the hdd and connect with usb adapter?

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 Post subject: Re: Western digital locked HDD disk
PostPosted: December 7th, 2017, 9:24 
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hello,

remember your password(chek asus bios)
or
you can try with zu, if you have knowledge http://www.hddoracle.com/viewtopic.php?f=95&t=166
or find some pro DR service near you


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 Post subject: Re: Western digital locked HDD disk
PostPosted: December 7th, 2017, 10:42 
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Thanks for the suggestions. ZU seems a very nice tool but I think it only works in IDE hdd and my wd is SATA. I'm right?


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 Post subject: Re: Western digital locked HDD disk
PostPosted: December 14th, 2017, 18:23 
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Must search for DR professional


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 Post subject: Re: Western digital locked HDD disk
PostPosted: December 16th, 2017, 18:24 
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Remove pw in laptop bios. Then you will be able to access. If you can’t get this far send to dr company.

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 Post subject: Re: Western digital locked HDD disk
PostPosted: December 25th, 2017, 11:48 
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Should be very easy assuming that you didn't set any sort of encryption.

If the "problem" is only related to ATA password just get WDMarvel DEMO and most likely you should be able to see config in RAM (module 02) and your password will be visible there. If not you can buy the tool and remove the password using it. As alternative you can try the free WDR DEMO but it will not work if your particular drive locks SA access when ATA password is present.

Ideally you would move your SATA drive to a working desktop machine and you wuld run something like a full version of WDMarvel or SeDiv (lacking something better like a PC-3000 station) and you should be able to unlock the ATA password even if the password is unknonw without any data loss.

As a final note if you can't do this yourself you might want to seek a reputable data recovery firm or someone with WD firmware tools to help you out at a reasonable fee...

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